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Maharashtra: Man held for raping 12-year-old niece in Palghar district

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 July 2019, 17:36 IST
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A 48-year-old man has been arrested in Palghar district of Maharashtra for allegedly raping his minor niece, police said Thursday.

The accused raped his 12-year-old niece on several occasions in the last one year by luring her with ice cream and other snacks at her home in Dahanu area when her father went out for work, police spokesperson Hemant Katkar said.


The victim's mother died some time back.

She approached the police on Wednesday following which the accused was arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code sections for rape and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the official said.

-PTI

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First published: 18 July 2019, 17:36 IST
 
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